Preps: Aspen baseball collects win over Rangely
The Aspen Times
The Aspen High School baseball team collected its second win of the season this week.
The Skiers, after building an 11-2 lead, held on for at tense 15-13 victory over Rangely at Aspen’s home field – Crawford Field in El Jebel.
“We got one,” Aspen head coach David Fuentes said. “It was a lot closer than it should have been.”
He said that despite the late Rangely rally, the Skiers played well.
“Overall it was a good game,” Fuentes said. “We were putting the ball in play.”
The Skiers also played better defensively, he said.
Tristan Niskanen had two doubles in the Aspen victory.
Jamison Fuentes was 3-for-3 against the Panthers.
Harry Kahn drove in a pair of runs, he said.
With the win the Skiers moved to 2-6 overall, 1-5 in the Western Slope League.
Rangely remains winless on the season at 0-12.
Aspen will have another nonconference game Saturday when they play at Meeker.
On Tuesday, Aspen will play at Basalt High School. Aspen will travel to Moffat County in Craig on April 28.
The Aspen High School girls soccer team improved to 9-2-0 overall and 6-1-0 in the Western Slope League with a hard-fought 2-0 win at Grand Valley this week.
The Skiers, who were minus all of their seniors, relied on a youthful lineup but still managed the key league victory. The Aspen seniors were back home at the Wheeler Opera Hoiuse for the annual scholarship program.
Aspen finally broke a scoreless tie with 15 minutes to play when Clara Maxwell scored the first of her two goals.
“It was good to see the youngsters stepping up,” Aspen head coach John Gillies said.
The victory was the sixth in a row for the surging Skiers.
Their next game will be Thursday at Coal Ridge. They will play at Eagle Valley on April 30.
The Basalt girls soccer team beat Colorado Rocky Mountain School this week to move to 5-0-0 in league play. They are 7-3-0 overall.
The Longhorns will host Coal Ridge on Tuesday. They will play at Rifle on April 28 before travel to Aspen on may 3. The Longhorns will host Grand Valley to close the regular season on May 5.
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